Houston Astros Net Worth is549 $Million
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
deserves the money?
Rating: 1.5/5 (2 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Would you date ?
Rating: 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)
The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team located in Houston, Texas. After spending the entirety of their franchise history as a member of the National League, they will join the American League West Division beginning with the 2013 season. The Astros have played their home games at Minute Maid Park since 2000.
The Astros were established as the Houston Colt .45s in 1962. The current name was adopted three years later when they moved into the Astrodome, the world's first domed sports stadium. The name reflects Houston's role as the center of the U.S. Space Program.
The Astros have one World Series appearance, in 2005 against the Chicago White Sox.
Houston officials had been making efforts to bring a Major League team to Texas before the expansion in 1962. There were four men chiefly responsible for bringing Major League Baseball to Houston: George Kirksey and Craig Cullinan, who had led a futile attempt to purchase the St. Louis Cardinals in 1952; R.E. "Bob" Smith, a prominent oilman and real estate magnate in Houston who was brought in for his financial resources; and Judge Roy Hofheinz, a former Mayor of Houston and Harris County Judge who was recruited for his salesmanship and political style. They formed the Houston Sports Association as their vehicle for attaining a big league franchise for the city of Houston.
Given MLB's refusal to consider expansion, Kirksey, Cullinan, Smith, and Hofheinz joined forces with would-be owners from other cities and announced the formation of a new league to compete with the established National and American Leagues. They called the new league the Continental League. Wanting to protect potential new markets, both existing leagues chose to expand from eight teams to ten. Houston won a franchise in the National League to begin play in 1962. The Continental League folded before it ever started, but if its real object was to secure Houston a Major League franchise, it clearly succeeded.
The new Houston team

Houston Astros Net Worth, 1.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
(Visited 110 times, 1 visits today)

Houston Astros Latest News

Fantasy baseball preview: Houston Astros roster gushing with MVP-caliber talent

As the 2018 fantasy baseball season approaches, we take a look at the biggest news and story lines from each club. We'll feature one team each weekday ... and we'll finish up on Feb. 16, the first day all teams will have their pitchers and catchers on the ...
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:52 am

We want to know why this couple had a nude wedding in Houston in 1973

The "Battle of Sexes" was held at the Astrodome. The Houston Astros finished in fourth place. And a couple had a nude wedding. RELATED: 10 Houston stories from the '70s that would make great movies We know this because there is a photo in the Getty Images ...
Posted: January 22, 2018, 11:58 am

Houston priest to deliver Astros rosary to Pope Francis

SPRING, Texas - From the playoffs to the World Series to Astros team owner Jim Crane buying a strand, a set of prayer beads made an impression on Houston. But the story of the Astros-themed rosaries isn't done yet. The selling of Astros-themed rosaries ...
Posted: January 22, 2018, 3:58 pm
Related Topics:
Houston Astros, Houston Astros 2013, Houston Astros 2013 Record, Houston Astros 2013 Schedule, Houston Astros 2013 Spring Training Schedule, Houston Astros 2013 Uniforms, Houston Astros 2014 Schedule, Houston Astros 40 Man Roster, Houston Astros Aa Team, Houston Astros Account Manager, Houston Astros Age, Houston Astros American League, Houston Astros Attendance, Houston Astros Bio, Houston Astros Blog, Houston Astros Clemens, Houston Astros Closer, Houston Astros Closer 2014, Houston Astros Coaches, Houston Astros Country, Houston Astros Date Of Birth, Houston Astros Depth Chart, Houston Astros Earnings, Houston Astros Ethnicity, Houston Astros Front Office, Houston Astros Gossips, Houston Astros Hats, Houston Astros Height, Houston Astros History, Houston Astros Home Town, Houston Astros Human Resources, Houston Astros Images, Houston Astros Income, Houston Astros Job, Houston Astros Jobs, Houston Astros Lineup, Houston Astros Logo, Houston Astros Manager, Houston Astros Mascot, Houston Astros Minor League, Houston Astros Name Change, Houston Astros Nationality, Houston Astros Net Worth, Houston Astros Networth, Houston Astros New Logo, Houston Astros New Name, Houston Astros New Uniforms, Houston Astros News, Houston Astros News And Rumors, Houston Astros Owner, Houston Astros Partner, Houston Astros Payroll, Houston Astros Place Of Birth, Houston Astros Prospects, Houston Astros Record, Houston Astros Record By Year, Houston Astros Roster, Houston Astros Rumors, Houston Astros Salary, Houston Astros Schedule, Houston Astros Score, Houston Astros Seating Chart, Houston Astros Secrets, Houston Astros Spring Training, Houston Astros Spring Training Schedule, Houston Astros Spring Training Tickets, Houston Astros Spring Training Tickets 2013, Houston Astros Stadium, Houston Astros Standings, Houston Astros Stats, Houston Astros Tickets, Houston Astros Top Prospects, Houston Astros Top Prospects 2015, Houston Astros Twitter, Houston Astros Uniforms, Houston Astros Videos, Houston Astros Weight, Houston Astros Wiki, Houston Astros World Series, How Much Is Houston Astros Earnings, How Much Is Houston Astros Income, How Much Is Houston Astros Net Worth, How Much Is Houston Astros Salary, How Much Is Houston Astros Worth, Who Is Houston Astros,